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From the Office of Bishop Grant J. Hagiya

In sadness we share the news that the Rev. J. Lloyd Ewart, Jr. died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Rev. J. Lloyd Ewart, Jr. was a retired elder in the Desert Southwest Conference who grew up in Iowa. He attended Iliff School of Theology and was admitted on trial in 1953 in the Southern California-Arizona Conference of the Methodist Church. He was appointed to attend school and was admitted into full connection in 1955. He served at Hayden and Winkelman (1955); First Methodist Church of Hayden (1957); Casa Grande Methodist Church (1960) and First Tempe Methodist Church as the Wesley Foundation Minister to Students (1965). In the Southern California-Arizona Conference of The United Methodist Church, Rev. Ewart served Prescott United Methodist Church (1968). In the Pacific and Southwest Conference, he served Prescott UMC (1977) and the Yavapai County Hospital (chaplain) (1978). In the Desert Southwest Conference, Rev. Ewart continued serving as the Yavapai County Hospital (chaplain); Prescott Valley United Methodist Church (1985) and Velda Rose UMC (associate) in Mesa (1988). He retired in 1991. He is survived by his brother, three children, and many grand and great-grand children.

An active outdoorsman, Rev. Ewart filled his free time with hiking, camping, fishing, and nature photography. His creative personality led to the enjoyment of many hobbies including antique restoration, model railroading, magic, organic gardening, raising orchids, wood working, barbershop quartet singing, and painting. His community outreach also included teaching comparative religion studies at Yavapai Community College, weekly radio broadcasts, youth mission trips, and service on the board of the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. His family and friends will fondly remember the sense of humor he carried with him to his final days.

A private service will be held for the family at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be given in Rev. Ewart’s memory to:

Prescott United Methodist Church
505 W. Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Or by clicking here.

Remembering God’s word for us, we give thanks to God who gives us the victory over death through Jesus Christ. With gratitude for the life and ministry of Rev. J. Lloyd Ewart, Jr., please hold his family and friends in prayer at this time.

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